Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany
Data Center Description
The Meteorological Institute of Hamburg University was originally founded in 1929 and - after the break of world war two - exists as separate unit again since 1962. It is active in the fields of physics of the atmosphere in the widest sense and figures among the largest institutes in Germany for the education of students of meteorology.
The Institute has taken an active part in founding the Centre for Marine and Climate Research (ZMK) at Hamburg University, of which it is a member since 1989. ZMK is part of a larger unit, the Centre for Marine and Atmospheric Research (ZMAW), which will also comprise the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). The Meteorological Institute maintains close relationship to the MPI-M which is documented by joint personnel, joint scientific projects, joint technical departments such as labs, a mechanical workshop and a joint library, and by sharing rooms in the same building. Moreover, special relations exist with the GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht,since one of their directors is, simultaneously, full professor at the Meteorological Institute of Hamburg University. Clearly, the science of meteorology, but also the students of meteorology, significantly benefit from this highly interactive network.